In preparation for the UK Soul Acoustic Tour in March I have been talking to some of the performers. You may have heard their sounds on my last radio show and wanted to know more information. Well here is another artist- Raheem Bakaré. His sensational lead track from the EP, ‘Portrait Of Love’ reached Number 1 on MTV Base and he has also owned ‘Record of the Week’ on 1XTRA so it comes as no surprise that Raheem Bakaré is hotly tipped for 2015. You can enjoy seeing him live next month at the soul acoustic tour which you can get your tickets for here. I caught up with him to see what he has to say.
The soul acoustic tour kicks off soon. What are you going to bring to the tour?
I’ll be performing original songs from my ‘AWOL’ EP and a cover or two for the punters in the house. Excited to step into every city with my guitar and express myself on the stage.
What does soul music mean to you?
Soul music is one of the genres that I think has the most feeling in its messages. It’s uplifting music and knowing the pain and struggle it comes from. Its amazing to think such beautiful music derived from such hard times in black culture
How would you describe your own music in five words?
Fusion, Soul Influenced, Conscious, Chill
What advice would you give to other upcoming soul artists who want to follow in your footsteps and be touring at such big events?
Make music that pays homage to both classic and contemporary styles. Get involved with people who believe in you, plan and things will shift into place. There’s no one way about anything and endless genres to choose from so I feel the most important thing is to always create new music and the universe will do the rest.
Where can we hear more of your music?
You can find more of my music on Soundcloud and Spotify. Also keep up to date with releases on my website which is Raheembakare.co.uk
Any news you want to let your fans know?
I will be releasing new music in May. Wanna send mad love and appreciation to everyone that has been supporting my journey so far as well as those from South Africa who have been reaching out and showing support!
Amazing! Thanks Raheem
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Sazrah is a UK music producer who has composed music for BBC 1xtra, Film, Catwalk and famous artists. Her blogs are about upcoming artists, music industry tips and general chit chat!